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In a cosmic 'call to arms,' astronomer proposes new deep-space telescope to scan the sky for signs of life
Astronomers usually spend their time contemplating the heavens above. But one group of dedicated stargazers has challenged the community to look instead to the future, envisioning the tools for generating more celestial discoveries.
Study finds harsh prison sentences swell ranks of lifers and raise questions about fairness
Stricter state sentencing laws in Washington have swelled the ranks of inmates serving life sentences to nearly one in five.
Isotope tracking: Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon
Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their "ear bones" that lets scientists identify specific streams where the fish hatched and lived before they were caught at sea. The new tool may help pinpoint critical habitats ...
Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser—using the thinnest semiconductor available today—that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.
Dying cells can protect their stem cells from destruction
Cells dying as the result of radiation exposure or chemotherapy can send a warning to nearby stem cells. The chemical signal allows the stem cells to escape the same fate, University of Washington researchers report in the ...
Molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation discovered
A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered.
Researchers hack a teleoperated surgical robot to reveal security flaws
To make cars as safe as possible, we crash them into walls to pinpoint weaknesses and better protect the people who use them.
Astronomer Andrew Connolly discusses the promise of big data
Andrew Connolly is a professor in the University of Washington Department of Astronomy. He is one of several UW professors working on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST, which will begin scanning the sky in 2022 ...
Puget Sound's clingfish could inspire better medical devices, whale tags
Scooting around in the shallow, coastal waters of Puget Sound is one of the world's best suction cups.
Apparatus measures single electron's radiation to try to weigh a neutrino
University of Washington physicists are part of a team that made a step forward in their efforts to pin down the mass of a neutrino, an elusive subatomic particle that played a role in the formation of the universe.